What's the Problem?
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this recall affects:
- 2013-2015 Acura ILX
- 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid
- 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
- 2007-2008 Honda Fit
- 2009-2014 Honda Fit
The recall affects the above vehicles that were originally sold, or ever registered, in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The drive shafts' protective coating on the recalled vehicles may not have been applied properly during production, making it more likely to be damaged by road salt or other contaminants, potentially causing it to break.
"A broken drive shaft may cause a sudden loss of drive power," NHTSA said. "The vehicle could also roll away if the parking brake has not been applied before the vehicle has been exited. Either condition can increase the risk of a crash or injury."
Honda is notifying owners and dealers will inspect the drive shafts, replacing either the left or right drive shaft, if necessary, for free.
This recall began on February 1, 2021.
Do I Have an Acura ILX Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Acura ILX Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by a recalled Acura ILX, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.